Nile Cruise & Aswan – Premium Adventure

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Unearth a wealth of ancient monuments and treasures in Egypt with the added insight of an expert Egyptologist and the comfort of five-star accommodation throughout. Stand at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and marvel at the colossal columns of the Temple of Karnak before boarding the MS Movenpick Royal Lily or Royal Lotus for a four-night premium cruise al...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level


    • Four-night Nile cruise on the intimate five-Star MS Movenpick Royal Lily or Royal Lotus, which has 56-60 spacious cabins, a spa, and an on-deck swimming or plunge pool
    • Final night at the Movenpick Resort Aswan on the Elephantine Island with 360-degree views of the Nile
    • Two full days in Cairo to see the sights at a relaxed pace including the Pyramids of Giza, El Azhar Mosque and the lively bazaar
    • The colossal Karnak and Luxor temples with your expert guide
    • Hieroglyphs and hidden tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings

What's this trip about?

    Unearth a wealth of ancient monuments and treasures in Egypt with the added insight of an expert Egyptologist and the comfort of five-star accommodation throughout. Stand at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and marvel at the colossal columns of the Temple of Karnak before boarding the MS Movenpick Royal Lily or Royal Lotus for a four-night premium cruise along the Nile. Visit the Valley of the Kings where some 62 pharaohs including Tutankhamun are entombed, before setting sail upstream to Aswan, also visiting the spectacular Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples en route. Sip sundowners from the pool bar or relax on the sun deck as you watch local life pass. In Aswan, the centre of Nubian culture, we stay on Elephantine Island with panoramic views of the Nile.Discover the pyramids and temples of Egypt, before cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCairo
End CityAswan

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Egypt


  • Aswan
  • Cairo
  • Luxor


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners
    • All accommodation
    • Tips for local staff
    • Named tour leader, chosen for their experience and great customer feedback
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Free group arrival and departure transfers available

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Day 1 Start Cairo

This premium adventure begins in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, where the modern world meets the old. There’s plenty packed into this holiday, but today is all about settling in. We’ll gather at the hotel for our welcome briefing this evening if flights arrive early enough.  If not then your leader will brief  you on day 2. Premium accommodation: Cairo Marriott Zamalek (five-star)

Day 2 The Egyptian Museum, El Azhar Mosque and Cairo's lively bazaar

Today, on our second day in Cairo, we pay a visit to the incredible Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which contains relics dating to 4000 BCE, including the fantastic riches of Tutankhamun's tomb. Here is a unique opportunity to survey the many fabulous treasures of Eg...

Day 3 Visit the Pyramids at Giza

After breakfast, we depart our hotel for a half-day tour of the Pyramids at Giza. Home to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus and the timeless and enigmatic Sphinx; these great monuments to the afterlife defy the imagination. Only the throng of sight...

Day 4 Fly to Luxor; visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Board our premium cruise vessel, the Movenpick Royal Lily or Royal Lotus; free afternoon

We typically transfer to Cairo airport before sunrise for our flight to Luxor (flight times can vary). On arrival in Luxor, we visit Luxor Temple and the huge Karnak Temple complex on the east bank of the Nile. Built over 1,500 years, Karnak is a confusion of pylons, ...

Day 5 - 6 Valley of the Kings; two days on the Nile with visits to Edfu and Kom Ombo en route

We begin Day 5 with a visit to the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile, which contains the once-hidden tombs of more than 60 pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, Seti I, Ramses III and IV. A discreet hillside entrance takes us underground; a series of corrido...

Day 7 Continue Nile cruise; optional visit to High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple; sunset felucca sailing

Today there is the possibility for an optional visit to Philae Temple. In the 1970s, it was relocated by Unesco to Aglika Island after it became evident the original Philae site would submerge on completion of the Aswan High Dam. It represents a magnificent and enduri...

Day 8 Disembark cruise; full day in Aswan or optional visit to Abu Simbel

After breakfast on board, we disembark our boat and there is the choice to have a full day in Aswan or an optional visit to Abu Simbel. Aswan is a laid-back town that reflects the character of its largely Nubian inhabitants, known for being friendly and hospitable. B...

Day 9 End Aswan

This unforgettable trip through Egypt ends after breakfast. Either make your way home or, if you’d like a post-adventure relax, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay at the marvellous Movenpick Resort.

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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What's excluded

    • Tip for the leader
    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Visas or vaccinations


,Enjoy the best of Egyptian hospitality and relax in a handpicked trio of five-star accommodations. The properties for this Premium trip were chosen for their excellent location, comfort, style and unique characteristics. Cairo: Cairo Marriott Zamalek (nights 1-3) Start the adventure in style with a stay at this five-star royal retreat, a converted palace in downtown Cairo with views of the Nile. There’s opulence all around, no more so than in the feast of dining options available, many of which are set in the fine gardens. Elsewhere, there’s a spa, outdoor lap pool, 24-hour gym and a casino. Nile cruise: Movenpick MS Royal Lily or MS Royal Lotus (nights 4-7) A highlight of the trip for many, our Nile cruise is taken on one of two Movenpick motor ships. Both the Royal Lily and Royal Lotus have a sundeck with a swimming or plunge pool, heated hot tub or jacuzzi, plus a pool bar and canopied space. Find further relaxation on the salon deck, which has a lounge and bar with panoramic windows Aswan: Movenpick Aswan (night 8) Enjoy a privileged spot on the Nile with a stay at the Movenpick Aswan on Elephantine Island. This five-star resort has two swimming pools, a fitness centre and an organic farm. But the highlight may be the Panorama Restaurant, the highest point in Aswan, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the longest river in the world accompanied by a fine selection of international dishes. Worth knowing The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance; however, we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. We endeavour to inform you of any changes, which could (in rare circumstances) be at late notice.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
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Meals Included
All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners included. In the itinerary, we state which meals are included on which day. We suggest you allow 2,460-3,445 Egyptian dollars (approximately US$100-US$140) for meals not included. Food in Egypt involves such things as kebabs, chicken, stews, pitta bread, falafel, beans, aubergine (eggplant) and other vegetables, pickles and salads. Dishes tend to be simple and wholesome and vegetarians can be catered for if they accept the options may be somewhat limited. On board the cruise ship there is one complimentary bottle of water in your cabin and after this drinks are not included.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
Premium accommodation throughout: Four nights five-star Nile cruise boat and four nights in five-star hotels Travel by minibus, premium cruise boat and one internal flight Group normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Minimum age: 16
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